29 Aug '11, 12am

Death toll in the US from Hurricane Irene rises to 18

Death toll in the US from Hurricane Irene rises to 18

The death toll in the United States from Hurricane Irene has risen to 18, with four new fatalities reported in the state of Pennsylvania, US officials said on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON (AFP) - The death toll in the United States from Hurricane Irene has risen to 18, with four new fatalities reported in the state of Pennsylvania, US officials said on Sunday. Six deaths have been recorded in North Carolina, where Irene made landfall early Saturday morning with 140kph winds, before heading up the eastern seaboard and scoring a rare hit on New York. Four more deaths were recorded in Pennsylvania, including two men - one in a tent and another in a camper - who were crushed by falling trees. The toll rose from eight overnight with new fatalities including men hit by falling trees in North Carolina and Virginia, a woman in Maryland struck by a falling chimney, as well as on...

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